Ole's Waffle Shop

★★★★☆
  • 1507 Park St

    Alameda, CA 94501

    Cross street: at Santa Clara

    Map & Directions
  • 510-522-8108

About Ole's Waffle Shop

Hours
Open Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sunday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Long gone is the Alameda Fun Land, replaced by the Southshore Shopping Mall. Long gone is the Alameda Naval Air Station, it looks like the Adromedon Strain hit the place. Tillie's Tempting food could puke a buzzard off a gut wagon. You'd have had to been a night crawler to remember Johnny's Locker. Ole's is there, has been there over 50 years, will be there -from my lips to God's ears- another 50 + years, and guess what, it keeps getting better and better. 30 years ago there was May's Cafe and Ole's Waffle Shop at the intersection of Park Street and Santa Clara. May's is gone now and all the other restaurants in that area have sprung up only try to syphon off some the business that Ole's Waffle Shop has. Sitting in Ole's on a weekend morning is an experience in itself that generations and generations have enjoyed, it is an Alameda Institute that cannot be rivaled. Mess with the Best, die like the rest. Hurray for Ole's!

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Long gone is the Alameda Fun Land, replaced by the Southshore Shopping Mall. Long gone is the Alameda Naval Air Station, it looks like the Adromedon Strain hit the place. Tillie's Tempting food could puke a buzzard off a gut wagon. You'd have had to been a night crawler to remember Johnny's Locker. Ole's is there, has been there over 50 years, will be there -from my lips to God's ears- another 50 + years, and guess what, it keeps getting better and better. 30 years ago there was May's Cafe and Ole's Waffle Shop at the intersection of Park Street and Santa Clara. May's is gone now and all the other restaurants in that area have sprung up only try to syphon off some the business that Ole's Waffle Shop has. Sitting in Ole's on a weekend morning is an experience in itself that generations and generations have enjoyed, it is an Alameda Institute that cannot be rivaled. Mess with the Best, die like the rest. Hurray for Ole's!

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Ole's is a great restaurant. My family has been going there for years. My grandparents went there when they were dating back in the 1950's. They have great waffles. I love their biscuits and gravy. They are one of the only places that I actually like their coffee. I family tradition that I plan to keep alive.

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★★★★★

Ole's is a great restaurant. My family has been going there for years. My grandparents went there when they were dating back in the 1950's. They have great waffles. I love their biscuits and gravy. They are one of the only places that I actually like their coffee. I family tradition that I plan to keep alive.

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Be prepared to wait, because there is always a good twenty minute line for breakfast. It is worth the wait! The waitresses are promt and friendly. The menu has a great selection. The food arrives as quick as the cooks can prepare it. The portions are generous (and delicious) and the prices are fair.

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★★★★★

Be prepared to wait, because there is always a good twenty minute line for breakfast. It is worth the wait! The waitresses are promt and friendly. The menu has a great selection. The food arrives as quick as the cooks can prepare it. The portions are generous (and delicious) and the prices are fair.

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I'm glad they haven't updated their interior. It's really like walking back in time. The southern fares, Waffles, Biscuits and Gravy, and general breakfasts are delicious. Recommend it.

2
★★★★☆

I'm glad they haven't updated their interior. It's really like walking back in time. The southern fares, Waffles, Biscuits and Gravy, and general breakfasts are delicious. Recommend it.

Pros: Great food, friendly service, unique ambiance (retro 50's)

Cons: Too long of a wait on weekends

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This is a great place to go to have breakfast in Alameda. If you like basic eggs, waffles and pancakes, you can't go wrong. Nothing out of this world about the place, but you can expect to stand in line any weekend morning for a while waiting for a seat.

PROS: Retro atmosphere
CONS: average food

3
★★★☆☆

This is a great place to go to have breakfast in Alameda. If you like basic eggs, waffles and pancakes, you can't go wrong. Nothing out of this world about the place, but you can expect to stand in line any weekend morning for a while waiting for a seat.

PROS: Retro atmosphere
CONS: average food

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The omlettes, cornedbeef hash and waffles with ice cream are really good, but the interiors needs some help and updating. Everything feels greased up and uncomfortable. It's a time warp in there!

1
★★★☆☆

The omlettes, cornedbeef hash and waffles with ice cream are really good, but the interiors needs some help and updating. Everything feels greased up and uncomfortable. It's a time warp in there!

Pros: food

Cons: atmosphere

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If you drive down Park Boulevard during the weekend, you're likely to see a group of people standing in line in front of Ole's Waffle Shop in Alameda. You're thinking, the food must be great if the line's out the door! Yes and no. The waffles are quite legendary (there was a brief mention of them in an old, old issue of Sunset magazine) - and don't get me wrong, they are quite a creamy delightful conversation piece... but everything else at Ole's is just OK.

PROS: the waffle
CONS: the wait

3
★★★☆☆

If you drive down Park Boulevard during the weekend, you're likely to see a group of people standing in line in front of Ole's Waffle Shop in Alameda. You're thinking, the food must be great if the line's out the door! Yes and no. The waffles are quite legendary (there was a brief mention of them in an old, old issue of Sunset magazine) - and don't get me wrong, they are quite a creamy delightful conversation piece... but everything else at Ole's is just OK.

PROS: the waffle
CONS: the wait

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I love Ole's other than the wait which can be long. I have been eating here for over 20 years and the food has been the same good consistency and quality all this time! The waffles are great!

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★★★★★

I love Ole's other than the wait which can be long. I have been eating here for over 20 years and the food has been the same good consistency and quality all this time! The waffles are great!

Pros: Choice of food, Inexpensive, Good service

Cons: , Lines to get in, Noisy

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The decor hasnt been updated for at least 20 years which adds to its charm. The food is excellent. DEFINITELY have the "broasted" chicken or their super light waffles ever. The service is always fantastic and delivered by friendly staff who make you feel welcome.

2
★★★★★

The decor hasnt been updated for at least 20 years which adds to its charm. The food is excellent. DEFINITELY have the "broasted" chicken or their super light waffles ever. The service is always fantastic and delivered by friendly staff who make you feel welcome.

Pros: all day breakfast, yum diner style food, great service

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My husband and I love this place. There isn't a better breakfast to be had in the bay area! While the line to get in can be long, it is totally worth it. The waitresses and staff are friendly, and the decor is unpretentious. The food is always plentiful and delicious.

2
★★★★★

My husband and I love this place. There isn't a better breakfast to be had in the bay area! While the line to get in can be long, it is totally worth it. The waitresses and staff are friendly, and the decor is unpretentious. The food is always plentiful and delicious.

Pros: great omelettes, amazing French toast, friendly wait staff

Cons: parking isn't easy

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This place has the Best warffles and pancakes around at the best prices around. It is well worth the wait that you will encounter on weekends and holidays.

2
★★★★★

This place has the Best warffles and pancakes around at the best prices around. It is well worth the wait that you will encounter on weekends and holidays.

 

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